Sweat to inspire

92 EpisodesProduced by Todd Bloch Website

7th Grade science teacher sweating to inspire the next generation ...ideas about education to inspire thought and action.

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Teachers forced to act like porn stars? #clearthelist #equity #thisisamerica

August 5th, 2019


There are huge inequities in funding for classrooms so many educators have gone to social media to publish lists of their needs. Time to fix educational funding this is sad!

Edutwitter reflection

August 1st, 2019


Reflection on attack’s on edutwitter

Developing a making mindset

July 29th, 2019


It is important to allow our students the opportunity to develop a making mindset

Teachers aren’t saviors ....

July 23rd, 2019


Teaching is a hard challenging job. Many feel teachers are saviors but we aren’t. Sure saving happens from great teaching but that is a side effect.

Kathy Dooley Thank you! #queereye #netflix

July 22nd, 2019


Watched Netflix Queer Eye season 4 episode 1 and saw a familiar face. I grew up in Quincy IL. And Kathy Dooley was my choir director in church.

Innovations by teachers

July 18th, 2019


Remember many innovations fail, how do we support innovations in our schools

Need for diversity of instruction

July 17th, 2019


One size doesn’t fort all, remember tos mix up instructional styles for your students

Extra credit? Time to be a thing of the past!

July 11th, 2019


Why do some thrashers give extra credit? Is this practice outdated l, shouldn’t it be part of the past!

What! You’re not going to college?

July 10th, 2019


Perceptions and ideas around college/ career training

Acknowledging that I am Old and White!

June 28th, 2019


Pondering diversity being old and white.

Debt free college education?

June 25th, 2019


There are many question around the 2020 political platforms that propose debt free college.

Data-that 4- letter word

May 30th, 2019


Data is important but be careful how we use it!

Class size matters!

May 19th, 2019


When we are talking about classroom instruction, class size matters!

Advice to School of Education Graduates

May 12th, 2019


Advice to recent school of education graduates on finding the best fit for them

Teaching is difficult, but amazing things happen

April 23rd, 2019


Considering how many different starting points exist in a classroom it is amazing what is accomplished in a classroom

High stakes test thoughts

April 9th, 2019


As PSAT and SAT are upon us, a few thoughts on high stakes tests

Day 1 reflection #macul19

March 22nd, 2019


Reflecting on my day 1 experience of #macul19

#macul19 3 quick tips

March 19th, 2019


3 tips for those attending MACUL

The struggle with choice in the classroom #tlap

February 26th, 2019


Is choice good? Not always ! Students often struggle with making right choices and can have anxiety over them

Teaching: hard but rewarding #mschat

February 21st, 2019


Teaching is a very hard job that has many rewards.

Going from good to great?

February 18th, 2019


Is this common expression around education helpful?

Working against free will of students

February 16th, 2019


How can educators get past students who use their free will not to learn content?


February 14th, 2019


Shout out to teaching on Valentine’s Day

Let’s take learning off the clock!

February 12th, 2019


With all these snow days in Michigan it has many worried about extending the school year. What if learning was it measured in days and hours but …

Learning is hard work!

February 11th, 2019


Lets remember that learning is hard work and students have free will whether to learn or not learn.

Language matters

February 10th, 2019


The words we use when talking about education matters. We need to stop the use of superlatives.

Thoughts about this twitter tool!

February 7th, 2019


Twitter is so powerful for connections but be careful with judgements

Snow day thoughts #miched

February 6th, 2019


Tough decisions are made around snow day calls by districts.

What needs to go viral in education!

January 31st, 2019


So many awesome snow day announcement songs, but what really needs to go viral around education is the great things happening every day in schools!

The climate around schools matters!

January 28th, 2019


Schools have so many issues to focus on it helps when the social climate around education is positive!

#AMLE2018 quick take

October 29th, 2018


Some thought from AMLE conference

Model how to use technology

October 19th, 2018


Students need to unleash the power of tech at their fingertips for learning

Choice in education

October 11th, 2018


Need for educated choices for our students

Education needs more hands on deck!

October 10th, 2018


What is happening in schools? Where is teacher prep time going?

End school as daycare!

October 3rd, 2018


Time to change the structure of school!

Show up and Try

September 9th, 2018


Week one theme show up and try!

Time to end Hate culture

August 16th, 2018


Haters going to hate culture needs to end!


August 14th, 2018


Education needs to be our top priority

Engagement after compliance

August 10th, 2018


All learning has to start with compliance then students can be engaged and grow to empowerment.

Take always from HS open house

March 1st, 2018


Are these the messages we want parents hearing as the lead?

Sadness on Valentine’s Day

February 28th, 2018


Reflecting on Valentine’s Day shooting in Florida

It’s the holiday season

December 16th, 2017


Don’t get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season be intentional every day!

Education political promises

November 28th, 2017


It’s campaign season again in Michigan and education seems to be on everyone’s agenda, but where are the plans?

The improv of teaching

November 22nd, 2017


Teaching in the moment not from a script!

Homework my take!

November 15th, 2017


Let’s look at homework from a different perspective.

Remember your roots

November 13th, 2017


Dear adults remember who made you into the success story you are today!

One job for teachers!

November 10th, 2017


Let’s fully fund education so teachers can focus one ONE job of educating our students!

My #amle2017

November 8th, 2017


Quick morning after reflection on my experience

#AMLE2017 See you in Philly!

November 4th, 2017


Reminders for conference ... most of all slow down have fun and stay curious!

Branding EDU

November 1st, 2017


We need a strong national brand of a public education, not competing branding of districts and schools.

Support school millages

October 29th, 2017


Schools need support from their communities

Education relevance

October 24th, 2017


Is our curriculum relevant to today’s students?

Teaching style- diversity

October 24th, 2017


Don’t be so quick to judge other’s teaching styles

Moving past the moment

October 12th, 2017


Getting past the frustrations of teaching to What matters!

Box tops Etc

October 10th, 2017


Why do we play games to fund schools?

All students want to learn

October 5th, 2017


All students want to learn it is in our DNA but What and how do they want to learn matters to schools.

It looks like Bacon!

September 21st, 2017


Fun day with students looking at cells through microscopes!

Alway done it that way!

September 18th, 2017


Time to rethink how we do PD. Conferences pull educators away from educating students. Time for an education week in Michigan!

Test observation

September 16th, 2017


Have you every watched students take a test?

#FlipGrid worth checking out

September 13th, 2017


FlipGrid is a good app to use in your classroom for formative assessment. Worth checking out.

Education rising

September 9th, 2017


For our education system to improve society needs to value it like we value sports!

Week 1 is in the books!

September 8th, 2017


Summary of week 1 2017-2018 school year

Son's curriculum night

September 7th, 2017


Being a parent and a teacher creates interesting internal conflicts

Fire Drill

September 6th, 2017


Reflecting on this morning's fire drill!

So it begins

September 6th, 2017


1st day of school with students reflection

Teacher day 1 full of New!

August 31st, 2017


Reflecting on Teacher day1 of 2017-2018 school year

Day 1 Jitters

August 30th, 2017


Nerves as the school year starts


August 24th, 2017


Where does time go?

Get out of park!

August 23rd, 2017


We are often stuck in park due to fears, get out of park!

Remember your why

August 22nd, 2017


Discussing my journey to teaching remembering my Why.

#7- Choice

August 16th, 2017


Discussing school of choice and how it negatively impacts schools.

#6 Teacher Recruitment

August 15th, 2017


Thoughts on Teacher recruitment and retainment

#5- Charlottesville thoughts

August 14th, 2017


Reflecting on week NSA events and education

#4- Revolutionize PD

August 11th, 2017


Ideas on Professional Development and how education needs to move away from 1 size fits all!

# 3: Insecurity

August 11th, 2017


Talking about insecurity feeling as a chat moderator.

#2- Teacher Pay Teach musings

August 9th, 2017


Thoughts on Teacher pay Teacher #TpT

#1- Ed Tech Kickoff #teamJxn

August 9th, 2017


#TeamJxn Edtech Kick-off • Thank you! • Thanks! • 👍👍

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